Panel Assesses Evidence for the Collection and Use of Family Health History Information – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. An NIH panel recently assessed evidence for the collection and use of family history information. Dr. Alfred Berg from the University of Washington in Seattle, and Panel Chair, explains that examining family history and its relationship to improving health is reflective of changes in medicine and science.
Dr. Berg: It's an interesting place to be in medicine right now with a huge increase in the availability of certain kinds of genomic information also with healthcare reform on the horizon a lot interest in electronic health records and in personalizing medical care, so the role that the family history might play in all of this is of obvious interest.
Narrator: For details, visit consensus.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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